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TODAY IN ENERGY: Attributes of crude oil at U.S. refineries vary by region

Attributes of crude oil at U.S. refineries vary by region

Crude oil has unique qualities and commands different prices depending on these qualities. In addition to quality considerations, location and local refining capability influence a crude's value. Two key characteristics of crude oil are density and sulfur content. Density ranges from light to heavy, while sulfur content is characterized as sweet or sour.

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